Issue 130

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Re: Issue 130

Post by ivarf » Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:54 pm

Cripper2 wrote:I liked:

Everything else was ok but does not really interest me. I hope we have seen the last of the Amstrad CPC in the magazine for a while. It may have been a cheap general purpose home computer but very few original games were developed for it just lots of mainly sub standard conversions. Maybe it was the third 8 bit game system in the UK but certainly not worldwide. A well researched article about worldwide sales figures for 8 bit computers would be interesting and probably controversial. The 5 million sales figure for Spectrums includes estimates for east European clones
According to Amstrad a total of 3 million machines of the CPC-series were sold. In the latest Retrogamer it written that the Amstrad CPC sold 650 000 machines in France. Most of those were CPC 6128s with 128 kB RAM and discdrives. Where did the rest of them go?

And why was the sales of the ZX Spectrum only 5 million? The number feels very low when one consider the status the machine has. Do anyone know how many of those machines that where made by Amstrad and by Sinclair?

Commodore 64 sold a amazing 17 million machines. Do anyone have the numbers spread out for the different part of the world?

Did the Atari 8-bit computers sell 5 million?

Other machines?

I found a good list for consoles. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mi ... e_consoles
Sega sold surprislingly few consoles compared to the competition :(

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Re: Issue 130

Post by PAC » Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:42 pm

Hectic time but got stuck into the issue and absolutely what made me subscribe when I started to purchase eighteen months back. Yie Ar Kung Fu an absolute favourite growing up but Crazy Taxi,, never heard of it. So that's this months new game to Xbox.

Many thanks for giving Classic Pop a real run-in for moats anticipated read and really look forward to Roadblasters feature and visiting the bar in Peckham. An amazing club in Brooklyn called 'Barcade'. You can't beat those NYC chaps for imagination !

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Have you changed something on the delivery to Germany?

Post by Weblaus » Sat Jul 05, 2014 5:26 am

Hi!

I've talked to more than half a dozen fellow subscribers all over Germany yesterday, and nobody so far has received their issue - before this, an an arrival within at worst 10 days was the standard. But this time it's already more than two weeks after the on-sale date and still no sign: This is extremely unusual and somewhat worrying as it's apparently not just me still waiting (which is why I wanted to ask here instead of writing directly to the subscription department), but obviously a more widespread problem.

Have you changed something in the delivery routine over here? Even if not, it would be nice if you could look into this and let us know if this is an unfortunate exception or if it'll regularly take longer from now on.

Thanks,
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Re: Issue 130

Post by NorthWay » Sat Jul 05, 2014 11:04 am

I saw Offspring on Tuesday and every time I look at the cover now I think of them. Did they have some songs in it? (Or perhaps it could have been Green Day?) That driver kinda looks like some of the band too.

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Re: Issue 130

Post by merman » Sat Jul 05, 2014 11:24 am

NorthWay wrote:I saw Offspring on Tuesday and every time I look at the cover now I think of them. Did they have some songs in it? (Or perhaps it could have been Green Day?) That driver kinda looks like some of the band too.
Yes, The Offspring had songs on Crazy Taxi - dropped due to licensing issues on XBLA.
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Re: Issue 130

Post by dste » Sat Jul 05, 2014 12:33 pm

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Re: Have you changed something on the delivery to Germany?

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Sat Jul 05, 2014 2:36 pm

Weblaus wrote:Hi!

I've talked to more than half a dozen fellow subscribers all over Germany yesterday, and nobody so far has received their issue - before this, an an arrival within at worst 10 days was the standard. But this time it's already more than two weeks after the on-sale date and still no sign: This is extremely unusual and somewhat worrying as it's apparently not just me still waiting (which is why I wanted to ask here instead of writing directly to the subscription department), but obviously a more widespread problem.

Have you changed something in the delivery routine over here? Even if not, it would be nice if you could look into this and let us know if this is an unfortunate exception or if it'll regularly take longer from now on.

Thanks,
W.
I think there might have been a new deliverer for overseas. Remind me via the official email and I can check monday.
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Re: Have you changed something on the delivery to Germany?

Post by NorthWay » Sat Jul 05, 2014 7:35 pm

Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:I think there might have been a new deliverer for overseas.
Mine came earlier this week. Should have made it to Germany as well then.

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Re: Have you changed something on the delivery to Germany?

Post by Weblaus » Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:02 am

NorthWay wrote:
Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:I think there might have been a new deliverer for overseas.
Mine came earlier this week. Should have made it to Germany as well then.
Well... one would hope so, but I can safely say that it didn't and I have yet to find a fellow German who had more luck :(

Issue 129 actually showed up a few days faster than I was used to, but that that's unfortunately more than counterbalanced by the current one being (very) late...

Darran: I've sent you a mail as requested.

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Re: Issue 130

Post by Subs Manager » Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:53 am

Hi All,

I'm Carly, I work in the subscription dept for Retro Gamer. I can see that some of you have not received issue 130 yet :( All copies were posted out on time and via the usual method so they should have arrived as normal. However, it does appear that there has been a problem with some of the copies not arriving (especially in Germany) so I am looking into why so we can ensure this doesn't happen again.

If you haven't received your copy of 130 yet, please send me an email carly.archer@imagine-publishing.co.uk with your name and address details and I can arrange getting a replacement sent out to you.

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Re: Issue 130

Post by rjay63 » Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:07 pm

Nice issue guys, loved the article on Crazy Taxi. My most played game in the arcade back in 1999! :D I also own Crazy Taxi 2 and felt that game would have served better with an N64 type controller that had the jump button underneath. Sega even released some DLC for Crazy Taxi 2; the "Another Day" modes and the all cheerleaders/mime artists mods.

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Re: Issue 130

Post by leathered » Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:37 pm

PostieDoc wrote: I thought Lotus 1 had the split screen two player mode and Lotus 2 you had to link up two computers?
I think you could link up an Amiga to an ST if you wanted, not sure.
You can apparently hook up an Amiga and ST for Lotus 2! Which I didn't know. Stunt Car Racer is another one that you can play that way. Back in the day I often played 2 up Lotus 2 on a single screen, I verified that just now to make sure in case my memory is bugged! There are some screen shots on HOL that can help to verify this, including the options screen.
Hooking up 2 machines would enable 4 player, which would be ace.
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Re: Issue 130

Post by NorthWay » Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:12 am

BTW, the chosen frontpage was better than the other two options!

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Re: Issue 130

Post by Martits » Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:44 am

I've only just read this issue as I have a massive backlog of retro gamers so I'm a bit late in the game here.
So regarding the football article, where the hell was ISS 64?

ISS Pro Evolution gets an honourable mention but that was where the series split into a simulation as opposed to the arcade style of the ISS series.
I know a lot of people (including myself) who class ISS 64 as the greatest footballing game of all time.

There is a mention of the game in the top N64 games of all time where RG modestly refers to it as "easily a match for FIFA 98". No one has ever compared these 2 games in the same category. ISS always beat FIFA hands down. I don't think the RG team have had much experience with this game as this was one of the defining moments in footy game history. Especially since it was the first game to perfect the through ball pass.

In the selected timeline section, there are 5 FIFA games shown as defining moments and there is no mention of ISS and ISS 64.
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Re: Issue 130

Post by the_hawk » Sun Nov 02, 2014 9:31 am

Finally catching up with this issue, the first thing that strikes me is the article on Crazy Taxi...10 (TEN) pictures of Kenji Kano, about half of them take up at least a third of a page each, a couple of them take up a full page!

Someone likes Kenji!
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